These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins first appeared on my blog more than four years ago back in 2012. They are still a family favorite so I thought it was time to share it again and also update the photos a bit! Whenever I make these muffins, they never last too long! If I can, I’ll sometimes sneak a few into the freezer so we can have them ready to warm up in the microwave on busy weekday mornings.
I’ve been making these muffins for over a decade. I originally found the recipe in Taste of Home’s Healthy Cooking magazine (which sadly, is no longer published) but have altered it slightly fromt he original recipe.
We like to go blueberry picking every summer at a local blueberry farm to stock up on the berries so I always seem to have some on hand. You can also buy them frozen at your grocery store or for a pretty good price at a wholesale club. Costco has organic frozen blueberries too!
When I originally posted this recipe, my daughter had been BEGGING for the box variety. So to prove a point I bought and made that box variety. Then kept the box. And the next week I made these. And pulled out the recipe. I asked her to first read the ingredients from the box. There were several that she could not pronounce. Then she read the homemade version’s recipe. Every ingredient pronounceable and recognizable. “Hmmm…what do you think of that?” I asked. Then I could see it in her eyes, the light bulb go on and she said, “Ok, Mom, now I see why you like the homemade version.” Yep, point made.
These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins really are so easy to make up that they’re not that much more work than the boxed mix variety and they are SO much better for you. I hope you’ll give them a try!
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, you can add as is–no need to thaw first)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400°. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients, flour through salt. In another bowl, beat egg whites, water and oil. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fold in blueberries.
- Fill prepared muffin tin cups ¾ full with muffin batter.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over muffins.
- Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
These are light and delicious! Sometimes I do half whole wheat flour too. Why don’t you give them a try yourself?